How to use PowerRename PowerToy for Windows 10

PowerRename PowerToy for Windows 10

We have previously reported that Microsoft relaunched and reposted the PowerToys. However, in the initial version, he had only two utilities, FancyZones and Shortcut Guide. They have now pushed an update of PowerToys to version 0.12.0. This new version brings a new utility called PowerRename. This utility will help users to use advanced renaming options for file browsers on the computer. This is a Windows Shell extension that allows bulk renaming more advanced by using search and replace expressions or regular expressions.

So, to date, the 3 PowerToys available for Windows 10 are:

  1. FancyZones is a window manager that facilitates the creation of complex window layouts and the quick positioning of windows in these layouts.
  2. Windows keyboard shortcut guide appears when a user holds down the Windows key for more than one second and displays shortcuts available for the current desktop state.
  3. PowerRename allows a simple search and replace or a more advanced match of regular expressions. As you type in the search and replace input fields, the preview area will indicate what items will be renamed. PowerRename then calls the Windows Explorer file operations engine to perform the name change.

PowerRename PowerToy for Windows 10

The use of the PowerRename utility on PowerToys for Windows 10 is very simple.

First, you need to make sure that PowerToys is installed on your computer and that it runs in the background.

Then open the file explorer and select some of the files and folders that you want to rename, and then right-click them.

By doing this, select PowerRename.

In the first text field of Search, enter the expression you want to replace.

In the second text field of Replace with, enter the expression with which you want to replace the old expression.

You have the following options to customize the iteration or replacement mode of items.

Once you're done, just select the reappoint button.

It will rename all files as expected.

If you wish, you can get the latest version of PowerToys from GitHub official deposit here.

Ayush is a Windows enthusiast since the day he had his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since the first day and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He was testing preliminary services on his Windows 10, Lumia and Android computers.

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